posted on May 25, 2006 at 7:30 am

i just sat here typing a fuckin blogg for an hour
and it cut me off
so fuck it
fuck you
and fuck fucking england
machine swallowed my dough
and cut me off in the middle of everything
i love london
yer really get ya moneys werth here baybee
fuck it all
its all gone
im so madde
im fuckin livid
im fuckin fuming

60 Responses to “fuck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

  1. avatar
    ttmm | 25 May 2006 at 7:47 am #

    Agreed. I understand your point exactly.

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    Pharaoh | 25 May 2006 at 7:54 am #

    Ouch… sorry SK. There’s few things more annoying than losing a whole bunch of text youve spent time, effort and thought typing out. I’ve never forgive my old word-processor for dying on me 2000+ words into a Philosophy essay back in my Uni days…. im sure Fuck!!!!!!!!!!!! was my reaction as well.

    Might be time for another Valium…

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    eek | 25 May 2006 at 8:03 am #

    Fuck is just such a perfect word sometimes. Screamed at the top of you lungs, muttered under your breath, or pounded out on a keyboard, nothing quite satisfies like fuck, fuck, fuckity, FUCK!!

    Glad to see you made it to London. Still sending out good vibes your way. I’ll make sure to add a few good thoughts to help make sure you lose no more blog entries. πŸ˜‰

  4. avatar
    Anonymous | 25 May 2006 at 8:15 am #


    A mighty bad business.

    London has the same effect on me.

    A pox on olde Blighty!

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    something from kate | 25 May 2006 at 9:00 am #

    k’noath and best wishes for budapest oh darling bud of may

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    timetunnel | 25 May 2006 at 9:32 am #

    There’s a possibility to avoid shit like this: when I have to write a longer text that’s going to be posted online (blog, forum, web-mailer, whatever) and I have access to a text editor on the machine, I always write the text in the text editor. Reason is: you can save it to the hard disk drive, where it can’t be lost, and only when I’m ready with typing I go online, cut & paste the whole text into the browser at once, and: done. I’d save my text every few minutes while typing – just in case. I think not all intercafes offer access to software like that, but if it does, it’d use it that way.

    Ah, well, and: welcome to the other side of the world.

  7. avatar
    Anonymous | 25 May 2006 at 9:53 am #

    Is your laptop still in one piece?!

  8. avatar
    Anonymous | 25 May 2006 at 9:55 am #

    heh heh. my scottish grandfather taught me from a very early age to hate the english. i knew he was right.

    metal petal

  9. avatar
    veleska1970 | 25 May 2006 at 10:06 am #

    i was going to suggest just what “timetunnel” suggested: copy and paste,
    copy and paste,
    copy and paste.

    kinda makes you wonder if the computer does that for some sick pleasure of its own??

    fuck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! a one-of-a-kind steve kilbey blog, gone in the netherworlds of cyberspace.


  10. avatar
    Anonymous | 25 May 2006 at 10:07 am #

    The only thing worse is the inevitable advice that follows….

  11. avatar
    lily | 25 May 2006 at 10:26 am #

    Sorry SK. πŸ™ Other than technological hell, hope things are going as well as can be for you. Is your back any better?

  12. avatar
    persephone2u | 25 May 2006 at 12:27 pm #

    er, this happened to me the other day and so now I’m super anal about highlighting text, clicking edit and then copying every once in awhile, although I suppose I could just write in Word to begin with, but why bother? Nothing worse than a huge chunk of words disappearing somewhere into the ether. But talking like a sailor always helps me. Nice to know I’m not alone in the world!

    London is the best! I know you hate it tho…everything’s cheaper in Australia, isn’t it?

  13. avatar
    fergal | 25 May 2006 at 12:39 pm #

    don’t worry – i think i received your original message, or the gist of it at least, regardless … some lines were crossed but i got some of the key bits i think …
    in budapest a man named laszlo (or lazslo?) will sort u out

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    Carrier of Fruit | 25 May 2006 at 1:06 pm #

    Happy travels and I hope ultc is well received live in North Earth. Hopefully when you come on home a tour of Perth WA is considered. I know we are between the desert and the deep blue sea, but I can’t make Dublin.


  15. avatar
    John Garratt | 25 May 2006 at 1:08 pm #

    Now that’s more like it.

  16. avatar
    Anonymous | 25 May 2006 at 1:12 pm #

    Even your cussing makes for a good blogg entry…go figure?

    Love ya SK

  17. avatar
    Ross | 25 May 2006 at 1:36 pm #

    Especially when you are strapped for time.


    Quite convenient most of the time, but sadly lets you down when you thought you were becoming best friends…

    Still reading, not posting-have a distracting problem to do with jack the dancer.

    Love ya.


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    verdelay | 25 May 2006 at 2:11 pm #

    I support the advice of Timetunnel and Velaska1970. A text editor is a tool of liberation.

    The metaphysics in support of this method is plain.

    The web/publishing aspect of your thought transmission is merely the vessel, a fickle and transient medium by which you may project into the noosphere.

    Think of it as the corporeal body.

    If you invest too much energy in identifying with it, you will become trapped in its very transience. You will become subject to its weakness and caprice, its tenuous hold on reality. When it is lost, everything is lost.

    The hard/drive-based text editor, on the other hand, represents something at once ineffable and more solidly resonant. It is freed from the fickle joint/disjoint of connection and web-incarnation. While it remains subject to the whims of electrical impulse and power-outages (and is therefore still some distance from the realm of the Seraphim, who talk to one another in the language of ink), it is nonetheless more stable and is ‘functionally eternal’ when contrasted with the delicate tendrils of an online connection.

    “Copy and paste” is the mantra of the New Sexuality. It is how things are reproduced here in the noosphere, in endless fragmentation, bifurcation, mutation, …

    We are all starfish now.

  19. avatar
    daydreamer | 25 May 2006 at 2:42 pm #

    heheh… ya better hope Joycie doesn’t read this one ~

  20. avatar
    CeciliaGin | 25 May 2006 at 3:05 pm #

    …clear blue ocean…
    …clear blue ocean…
    …clear blue ocean…

  21. avatar
    matthew | 25 May 2006 at 3:08 pm #

    Ohh man… what a waste! It’ll all come back, y’know…

  22. avatar
    maluka | 25 May 2006 at 3:17 pm #

    Ohwow, I know exactly how you feel. It’s happened too many times and sometimes it was my fault for not saving something I was writing and my fricking computer would crash.

    You can never recover lost words.

  23. avatar
    Anonymous | 25 May 2006 at 3:18 pm #

    the wheels on cart go round and rou…
    wait somebody stole the Fukcxing wheels
    my apples delicious fux!!ing aples all onto the bloody floooo
    Love life love life,
    make up your mind
    love life
    in your own time
    love life,

    tuff one sk,
    love hurts

    take care nonethaless


  24. avatar
    Anonymous | 25 May 2006 at 4:16 pm #

    IT doesn’t like you. You think it’s a random computer gliche, but no it’s more sinister than that.

    IT is sentient and did this deliberately. Slowly pushing us over the edge, these machines we invented to this to us day in and day out. THEY know. THEY wait for us to self destruct.


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    Brian | 25 May 2006 at 4:28 pm #


    Save after every paragraph (erm…whatever passes for a paragraph in Kilbese πŸ™‚ ).



    Joy πŸ™‚

  26. avatar
    Anonymous | 25 May 2006 at 4:46 pm #


    Enjoy Europe hang in there with your back. Aleve, Bromelain is a natural anti inflammatory that is pretty decent if you dont like meds, ice, heat, epson salt sure you are well aware of those. Love the new disc Space Needle is an early fav as well as overview. Take care

    Steve in FLorida

  27. avatar
    12str | 25 May 2006 at 5:02 pm #

    your networks gone down,noone can connect you up in this town!


  28. avatar
    wurstnase | 25 May 2006 at 5:33 pm #

    CTRL-A or right click and select “mark all” every 4 minutes or so.
    CTRL-C or right click above your text and select “copy” to copy lovely text into clipboard.
    Then, when the connection is lost and your bloggy vanished:
    CTRL-V or right click and select “paste” and magically your bloggy is back.

  29. avatar
    davem | 25 May 2006 at 5:50 pm #

    oh buggerry.
    Good ol blighty.
    Hope the trains to London aren’t as inefficient on Monday.
    Thought you were going to stop being a grumpy bastard??
    Love you more

    Dave M

  30. avatar
    Anonymous | 25 May 2006 at 5:51 pm #

    Of my body england is the spine
    The backbone and the trunk
    My shoulders span the mighty tyne
    London sprawls across my rump
    Cornwall my crooked ancient leg
    Wales two hands held apart
    Scotland is my dreaming head
    Ireland is my heart

    Mike Scott

  31. avatar
    Queen Hatshepsut | 25 May 2006 at 6:06 pm #

    Fuck is right!!
    So sorry Steve. πŸ™
    Hope everything else is going better
    for ya than this cyberspace stuff;
    geez technology’s a bitch sometimes.

  32. avatar
    Anonymous | 25 May 2006 at 7:34 pm #

    There’s a “save as draft” button in Blogger … lean on it!

  33. avatar
    Anonymous | 25 May 2006 at 8:23 pm #

    WATCH YOUR BLEEPIN LANGUAGE!!My daughter reads this blog to me!!

  34. avatar
    PAGEY'S NEW SYDNEY SITE | 25 May 2006 at 8:25 pm #

    GOD, I hate it whenever that happens to me. Its always on the real best posts too!
    Take care Steve.
    Love Pagey

    Hey visit my new EYESEASYDNEY.COM site. Click on my name link here.

  35. avatar
    buzby | 25 May 2006 at 9:19 pm #

    hey steve… very sorry for grant, i just found out from KH. difficult times. he was too young. thanks for sharing your memories with us… he was obviously a special guy who will be missed.

    i’ve been ‘offline’ for awhile so i haven’t caught up with our blogge in awhile. but, pardon if this is common knowledge… do you have any of your paintings for sale? i like your work and have just moved. but i’m not rich man!

    just curious if you do… and all the best to ya these days.


  36. avatar
    Anonymous | 25 May 2006 at 9:22 pm #

    ha frickin ha.

    tek no lo g got you in a bind?

    try reality.much better. feeels like the real thing, warm skin and all that.

    good luck in europa.

  37. avatar
    Brad | 25 May 2006 at 9:28 pm #

    Hope you get a laptop someday. Me too. I can’t afford one, but lust for. To sit in those wireless spots and think/write.

    Otherwise, enjoy Europe and remember that some of us have never been there (yet). Don’t sweat the small stuff like a lost blog. Still good finger exercizez.


  38. avatar
    murmermaid | 25 May 2006 at 9:39 pm #

    i think i love you verdelay lets run away so we can copy and paste all day

  39. avatar
    davem | 25 May 2006 at 9:57 pm #

    Don’t bother with the Europe thing.
    I’ve been here for 41 years. It’s cold, damp & pisses SK off.

  40. avatar
    eek | 25 May 2006 at 9:59 pm #

    Hey buzby,

    yes! Steve does have some of his art for sale. Click on the link on the right of the main blog page and it will take you right to his site. (for the life of me I can’t figure out how to put active links in comments…) Or if you just google Steve Kilbey the site should pop up on the first page as well.

    There are originals, prints and even note cards for sale. πŸ™‚

  41. avatar
    Anonymous | 25 May 2006 at 10:07 pm #

    So Sk, when us fans who love you too much see you after a gig; what, besides sex and drugs, should we give you?
    Bella, Lugo and Si

  42. avatar
    helpdesk | 25 May 2006 at 10:14 pm #

    have you ever heard of the save key


  43. avatar
    davem | 25 May 2006 at 10:31 pm #

    Welcome to our time zone SK. Welcome home.

    Dave M

  44. avatar
    mattdavison | 25 May 2006 at 10:46 pm #

    Finally you make sense stevey!!

    London never did anything for you guys,you were too cool for London… Leave that place for Oasis..sugarbabes…Robbie Wiillaammz Come on what a joke!

  45. avatar
    Anonymous | 25 May 2006 at 10:54 pm #

    To 12Str,

    Very Funny
    I enjoyed that.

    Dutch Pierre

  46. avatar
    Melbourne Girl | 25 May 2006 at 11:40 pm #

    It is this blogg that you have just written, that makes me love you so much. I am sorry to miss the first blogg you wrote, though.

  47. avatar
    Anonymous | 26 May 2006 at 12:05 am #

    SK, hope you’ve caught up with the stellar review of ULTC by Noel Mengel in the Brisbane Courier-Mail yesterday (Thursday May 25)…it should cheer you up.

  48. avatar
    captainmission | 26 May 2006 at 12:16 am #

    that sounds like london to me. it’s a ruthless city, no surf, plenty of rain, lots of tension, thats why punk attitute worked there, however i am sure it’ll be alright on the night.

  49. avatar
    Anonymous | 26 May 2006 at 12:25 am #

    Don’t worry, Steve! These bizarre happenings even occur to the best of us. I blame it on the computer gremlins who slither into our hard drives when we’re sleeping. When I have technological breakdown, the following symptoms occur: blood pressure increases, fangs emerge, language becomes foul, steam emerges from top of head. I then profusely dictate the following phrase multiple times at my screen (who’s only the damn messenger!), angrily emphasizing each syllable: β€œYOU STUPID FUCKING MACHINE!!!” This episode lasts for about 10 minutes until after I’ve shut the damn thing down and consumed a cold beverage. Language is no longer peppered with obscenities. It sucks royally, and us honest, hardworking Virgos can’t handle this kind of misery!!! Love, jl P.S. I love London, too! P.S.S. My mantra is always save elsewhere, then copy and paste!! πŸ™‚

  50. avatar
    Anonymous | 26 May 2006 at 12:26 am #

    i really look forward to hearing the rocktravelog when you and the universe gets it together
    a good dose of anger can work wonders for the soul
    let it all out
    your back will love you for it

  51. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 26 May 2006 at 12:28 am #

    for unlawful carnal knowledge…

  52. avatar
    mike a | 26 May 2006 at 1:33 am #

    ahh, technology!!

    I can feel your anger across the ocean sk!!

  53. avatar
    curious | 26 May 2006 at 1:53 am #

    ha yes, what a difference a month makes in the life hey. This from your blog, April 14 2006. I guess this doesnt apply to English puters…

    heres the message
    take it easy baybee
    thats it
    if you genuinely take it easy
    everything else will take care of itself
    people taking it easy
    dont interfere with other people
    taking it easy themselves

  54. avatar
    Anonymous | 26 May 2006 at 2:20 am #

    Cmon fuck ya, it’s been 18 hrs since your last confession son!

  55. avatar
    information services | 26 May 2006 at 3:10 am #

    here’s the link to the excellent mr mengel’s review in the curious snail,20797,19241261-5003421,00.html

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    juniper | 26 May 2006 at 4:27 am #

    Hmmmmmmm…yesh, they do charge us for just about anything here….I’m surprised there isn’t a tax yet for breathing…or breaking wind. IF there’s any time, The Tate Modern is lovely…and a good walk along The Embankment. Good luck….your reaction is soooo similar to mine toward some of the “customer service” in this country…ha!

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    juniper | 26 May 2006 at 4:29 am #

    Oh yeah…..there’s a lovely rastamon in Brixton who stands in the middle of Electric Avenue in a long, green army jacket…..and Boots sells Feminax. {codeine} πŸ™‚

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    Mighty Ogbo | 26 May 2006 at 6:21 am #

    Steve, computers are like large black dogs with huge yellow teeth. To look at, you can’t easily figure out if they are really big fluffy wusses, or ready to tear you limb from limb with rabid enthusiasm. They play a psychotic waiting game.

    Thou art the master of the machine. (chant this to yourself)

    You must look it in the eye with no fear, as if you have six-shooters strapped to your thighs and you’re not afraid to quickly draw them and fire a few cyber-slugs into the goolies of the machine’s operating system, if it gives the slightest hint of a growl.

    If it senses your fear then it will pounce, chewing your blog entries into chaotic electrons, dribbling all over your memes, injecting rabies into your stream of consciousness, and making you scream “fuck!!!!!!” over and over again.

    It will await its next victim whilst silently chortling to itself in binary.

    You must be the Guru of the machine, understand it, pat it on the head occasionally.

    I’ve been a programmer/software-developer type for 20+ years. As soon as I approach a computer I can feel it getting nervous, the mouse goes dry, its hard drive starts to sweat, the pulse of its CPU starts to race.

    It knows that if it tries to fuck with me I’ll give its drivers a right nasty shock, I will forceably update its operating in a way which makes an enema seem like fun, its keyboard could easily end up as a pile of anonymous smashed plastic on the footpath 10 stories below.

    Remember Steve, thou art the master of the machine … (chant this to yourself)

    All the best for your world-wide tour of Budapest πŸ˜‰ [hmm, could there be a song lyric in that?]

  59. avatar
    toolate | 26 May 2006 at 5:56 pm #

    Will this entry be included in your book Steve?

  60. avatar
    Anonymous | 26 May 2006 at 8:11 pm #

    Good question.
    It has to be. To show the humannne size.

    Oh, can’t you learn to copy & paste, me dear? Write it on a Word document (if you’re using Microhard) and then select the whole text (ctrl C) and then, put it on the white vacancy where your Word has to sprout/spread/read (ctrl V).

    Ah, of course, SAVE it on your Word. And save your hundreds of worthy words. Especially when they are mixed with “fuck”.I like that.

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